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  • 11 January 2013, 15:40

Stun-Gunned Man Dragged By Truck: Ex Held

A man has been attacked with a stun gun, then beaten and tied to the bumper of a truck before being dragged half a mile down a road in Florida.

Robert Hall, 54, remains in intensive care at Halifax Health Medical Centre in Daytona Beach, where he is being treated for a broken pelvis, broken facial bones and bleeding in his brain, according to the sheriff's office.

The victim's ex-wife, 61-year-old Jeannette Morris, her brother, 63-year-old Harold Anderson and another woman, Joan Hobart, 46, have all been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and aggravated battery.

The attack took place in a rural part of New Smyrna Beach, a popular Florida resort town, where Hall was staying at the home of his ex-wifewhile she was away working as a truck driver.

Morris suspected that Hall had allowed his girlfriend in the house and arranged for a deputy to escort her when she returned to her home Tuesday night in order to avoid a confrontation, the sheriff's report said.

The deputy left the house after Morris told him she would spend the night at her brother's house.

But Volusia County police say the three accused started drinking with Hall, before they launched a vicious attack.

Police say they then tied rope around his ankles and attached the other end to the rear bumper of a truck.

Hall told police the three had tried to kill him.

Hall managed to escape by jumping from the truck and ran to a neighbour's house for help.

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